The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) met in Strasbourg on Friday 29 November 2019, on the occasion of the Georgian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers (November 2019-May 2020).
After the opening of the meeting by PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier, the parliamentarians held an exchange of views with the Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, David Zalkaliani, who will chair the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers for the next six months. The discussions focused on Georgia’s priorities during its Chairmanship and other issues in the framework of the Assembly's ongoing political dialogue with the Committee of Ministers.
Other items on the agenda included human rights and business, the reform of Interpol and extradition proceedings, the societal impact of the platform economy, the role of education in the digital era, and education in the new media environment.
The meeting of the Standing Committee, which was open to the press, took place on Friday 29 November from 9 am to 12.30 pm at the Palais of Europe (Room 5) in Strasbourg.
The Standing Committee, which acts on the Assembly’s behalf between plenary sessions, is made up of the President and Vice-Presidents of the Assembly, the chairpersons of political groups, the chairpersons of national delegations and the committee chairpersons, totalling some 60 parliamentarians from the Council of Europe's 47 member States.